Melissa Fryer, MA, CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Melissa is pleased to serve as an Assistant Professor in the School of CSD, supervising graduate students in the delivery of speech-language services in the Pacific University Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics. She earned her Master’s degree from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. Her clinical background is in the provision of speech-language pathology services in skilled nursing and post-acute care settings. Melissa is an advocate for interdisciplinary practice within rehabilitation settings and also enjoys educating students about reimbursement in healthcare. Her professional interests include working with clients with dementia, aphasia and other cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Melissa is active in state and national speech-language pathology organizations, focusing her attention on advocacy of gerontological and Medicare issues. When she is not reading Medicare manuals, she enjoys plants and gardening, spending time with her family, and collecting obscure Polish poster art.


SLP Clinic patient

Pacific is looking for participants to take part in a program to help individuals with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing. The two-part program starts with individual speech therapy followed by weekly group therapy.